After 17 years Lucía, the plainswoman, is released from prison where she came close to being executed in the garrotte but was miraculously pardoned from such silent and cruel death just in the nick of time. Her son Juan was born inside and knows neither the outside world nor his father, Lizard, the notorious bandit. After many years of imprisonment mother and son will try their best to enjoy their new freedom, despite being chased by gangs of bandits and the Governor's gunslingers. Lizard, Aceituno and the Governor hunt her down, but simultaneously chase one another. In early XIX century Spain, there is no place for everyone, let alone for traitors.